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Amy's mother tells of agony

THE mother of the late singer Amy Winehouse says that almost a year after her death the grief "doesn't get any easier".

Janis Winehouse, who admits she occasionally wakes up in tears even now, said she wears items of Amy's jewellery to stay close to her.

And in an interview with Hello! magazine, she told how simply hearing her music has her brimming with emotion.

Retired pharmacist Janis said: "We went to New York in April to launch the Amy Winehouse Foundation over there. We got on the plane at Heathrow and one of Amy's songs was playing, and I was inconsolable."